“Kung pwede lang akong tumambling ngayon gagawin ko e (laughs). Ganun ako ka-excited. It’s a new journey, new people to work with, new atmosphere. Para sa akin change is good; it will help you develop more as a person not just as an actor. Mas mag-eexpand yung experience ko dito,” said the model-actor.
He candidly shared his initial impression of Marian. “To be honest, I’ve heard a lot of rumors about her – both positive and negative – pero sa akin kasi until makausap ko talaga yung tao hindi ako naniniwala. Pero nung nakasama ko siya doon ko nakita that she’s a very nice person, she’s nothing like what people are saying. Para sa akin, first-hand experience is what matters,” he said.
Rafael did not expect that upon his transfer to GMA-7, he will immediately venture into primetime with GMA’s Primetime Queen.
“Sobrang honored talaga ako kasi hindi ko naman inexpect na yun kaagad ang ibibigay sa akin ng GMA pagdating ko dito,” said Rafael.
Rafael said that working in a new network feels like joining show business once again.
“Tulad nga ng sinabi ko sa mga kaibigan ko, para akong nag-uumpisang mag-artista ulit. Naaalala ko yung unang punta ko dito sa Pilipinas, I was so excited, I was inspired, ganon na ganon ang nararamdaman ko ngayon kaya sobrang excited po ako,” he said.
Since the expiration of his contract with ABS-CBN’s Star Magic, Rafael’s career has been managed by Popoy Caritativo who is also the manager of Marian Rivera and Dennis Trillo.
“Matagal ko na rin kasing naririnig sa mga friends ko sa industriya na interesado si Popoy na mag-manage sa akin and so nung mag-expire yung contract ko with Star Magic, siya ang unang naisip ko. Nag-meeting kami at wala naman kaming naging problema sa terms and conditions namin, at OK yung rapport namin, and so siya na,” shared Rafael.
Before working on “Temptation of Wife,” Rafael Rosell taped two episodes of Chef Boy Logro’s “Kusina Master” and he will also appear in the first week of the upcoming primetime fantasy series, “Aso ni San Roque.”
“Sa ‘Aso ni San Roque’ first time ko pong makatrabaho ang isang hayop (aso) and doon ko na-realize na after midnight, kahit tao pa man o hayop talagang hindi na nakakasunod sa mga direction and command,” he quipped.